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Wonderful soup. It was a hit with my 88 year old FIL. I did cut back on the spices for him a bit, but added a pince of chipotle chili to my own bowl. I added some celery & frozen corn, frozen black beans, some chicken broth, yellow & orange peppers as that was what I had, and then realized I was out of diced tomatoes so used a bit of V8 juice. I didn't puree any of it to thicken at the end as you can tell by the pictures. Leftovers are packaged and frozen for future lunches. Thanks for posting this recipe ratherbeswimmin, it has gone into my file of make again soups.

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Demelza February 17, 2011

My favorite BBS recipe! Very light. I make it in a pot to simmer on the stove and it still tastes delicious!

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EmilyStrikesAgain February 08, 2007

I found this recipe in a veggie slow cooker book I have and made several changes (omitted carrot, bay leaves and thyme, and added extra cumin and minced jalapeno). Cooked it on high for 4 hours in my crockpot, and it was still good! I also added 3 cups of cooked seasoned rice with peas toward the end of cooking for a heartier meal, and garnished with chopped cilantro. I love that I can vary the veggies based on what I have in my fridge. Next time I may try adding zucchini, celery, spinach, or corn.

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Mrs Joshi September 08, 2006

I love just about anything with black beans so this was great. I did it on the stove also. Served with sour cream and a mexican blend shredded cheese.

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Nickeletta July 31, 2006

I actually only tasted a bite of this soup as I made it for another family, but they loved it and when my husband tried it he said it tasted "healthy but really good". :) I doubled the recipe with a few extra beans I had on hand and used lime instead of lemon and garnished with cilantro. Oh, and I chopped up a few cherry tomatoes I had in place of the canned tomatoes. I will have to make this again so our family can enjoy it too. Thanks!

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Al Al July 14, 2006

Oh my, this is really excellent. (Even my cats wouldn't leave the kitchen when it was cooking.) I did it on the stove and I added an extra can of black beans (just to use them up)and a dash of wine vinegar. Delicious, nutritious and calorie wise....

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kit in NO January 13, 2006

Mmmm....this is good. The directions mention adding tomatoes, but there are none in the ingredient list. Since I don't like 'chunks' of tomatoes, I used my judgement and just added some tomato sauce. Next time I will cut back just a little on the cayenne, as I used the high end of the range, and that was a little too much for me.....my face is glowing red from the heat...lol. Also, since I don't like 'pasty' bean soup I did not do any thickening...I like it like this! thanks for a great lunch for me on this cold snowy day

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Ms*Bindy January 06, 2006

This soup was wonderful. I made a batch in the crockpot and froze it in individual portions for my lunches and for quick dinners. I made it as directed and used just a bit of cayenne, so the soup had a small bite, but that's how I like it. DH, assuming he gets to have some of this great soup, will add a lot more zing to his. Thanks for a great recipe.

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janem123 November 30, 2005

Loved the flavor of this soup and it's sooo healthy. A great use of the crockpot, NurseDi. I removed some of the broth before thickening the soup and Dh topped his portion with thickened yogurt.

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sugarpea May 14, 2005
Black Bean Soup